GIL-Ana EP (EarXP5)
The first release of GIL. His realname is Virgilio Oliveira;
He is 26 year old Portuguese from a small town called Viseu.
Started making electronic music back in 1998 using an AKAI 2000 XL, turntables and an old Yamaha synth, at that time I was mainly producing Hip Hop.
GIL: "Moved to London at 20 years old to get inspiration and to improve my music.
Nowadays Im still using turntables, mainly to sample from old records and the occasional scratch hear and there. Like to use real instruments as well, to give a more organic fell to my music.
When producing I get inspired by my friends, my life, the love for my girlfriend Ana and my old record collection.
My musical influences come from downtempo artists, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Dub, Reggae, Punk, old school Hip Hop and Soul. I always try to diversify my taste for music.
I would like the EP to be called "ANA" (thats my girlfriends name, those songs wouldnt be possible without her). "